The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution

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Conflict Resolution is one of the fastest growing academic fields in the world today. Although it is a relatively young discipline, having emerged as a specialized field in the 1950s, it has rapidly grown into a self-contained, vibrant, interdisciplinary field. The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution brings together all the conceptual, methodological, and substantive elements of Conflict Resolution into one volume of 35 specially commissioned chapters. The Handbook is designed to reflect where the field is today by drawing on the contributions of experts from different fields, presenting, in a systematic way, the most recent research and practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412921923
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/19/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 706
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacob Bercovitch is professor of international relations and Head of the School of Politics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in 2001-2002 and is widely regarded as one of the leading scholars in the field of international conflict management.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Nature of Conflict and Conflict Resolution - Jacob Bercovitch, Victor Kremenyuk and I William Zartman
PART I: History and Methods of Study
The Evolution of Conflict Resolution - Louis Kriesberg
Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution - Christer Jönsson and Karin Aggestam
Conflict Resolution in the International System: A quantitative approach - J. David Singer and Shahryar Minhas
Case Studies and Conflict Resolution - Jack S. Levy
Game Theory as an Approach to Conflict Resolution - Rudolf Avenhaus
Experimental Research on Social Conflict - Dean G. Pruitt
Doing Conflict Research Through a Multi-Method Lens - Daniel Druckman
Problem Solving Approaches - Tamra Pearson d'Estrée
Constructivism and Conflict Resolution - Richard Jackson
PART II: Issues and Sources of Conflict
Territory as a Source of Conflict and a Road to Peace - John A. Vasquez and Brandon Valeriano
Economic and Resources Causes of Conflicts - Philippe Le Billon
Resolving Ecological Conflicts: Typical and special circumstances - Gunnar Sjösted
Ethnicity, Negotiation and Conflict Management - Donald Rothchild
Ethno-Religious Conflicts: Exploring the role of religion in conflict resolution - S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana
PART III: Methods of Managing Conflict
Conflict Prevention: Theory in pursuit of policy and practice - Michael Lund
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation - I. William Zartman
Mediation and Conflict Resolution - Jacob Bercovitch
The Settlement of International Disputes by Legal Means - Arbitration and Judicial Settlement - Franz Cede
Dialogue as a Process for Transforming Relationships - Harold H. Saunders
NGOs and Conflict Resolution - Andrea Bartoli
United Nations Mediation Experience: Practical lessons for conflict resolution - Connie Peck
PART IV: Current Features and Dilemmas in the Study of Conflict Resolution
Terrorism and Conflict Resolution - William A. Donohue
Media and Conflict Resolution - Eytan Gilboa
Democracy and Conflict Resolution - David Kinsella and David L Rousseau
Why Mediation Matters: Ending intractable conflicts - Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall
Culture and Conflict Resolution - Guy Olivier Faure
Peacekeeping and Beyond - Paul F. Diehl
Reconciliation as a Peace-Building Process: Scope and limits - Valérie Rosoux
Assessing Outcomes: Conflict management and the durability of peace - Scott Sigmund Gartner and Molly M Melin
Peace versus Justice - and Beyond - Cecilia Albin
The Spread of Civil War - Kristian Skrede Gleditsch
Conflict Resolution and Human Rights: The state of the art - Eileen F. Babbitt
Resolution of Military Conflicts and Confrontations (Force and Arms Control) - Victor Kremenyuk
Training and Education - Paul Meerts
Conclusion: Emerging Problems in Theory and Practice - Jacob Bercovitch, Victor Kremenyuk and I. William Zartman
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